Milktea Monday #2

Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian neighbors, and No-School I mean Columbus Day for all the parents here in America! Welcome to my 2nd edition of Milktea Monday, featuring one of my FAVORITE tea places ever – Feng Cha! 🍵
Feng Cha in Chinese means serving tea with great respect and esteem, and this place lives up to its name! Some reasons I absolutely LOVE Feng Cha –

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Magical Childhood

There is something truly magical about being a child. This sounds cliche but I find myself learning from my kids every day. Perhaps the fact that they give me so much to think about is why I reflect and need this creative outlet to journal so much. Their worlds are filled with endless possibilities, and they can be whoever they dream to be. Everything is an adventure and there are endless ways to imagine and create. Today my 6-year-old wanted to be Princess Sofia the First, and her friend decided she was Princess Jasmine.

Watching our girls play dress ups and our boys driving their toy cars together was so sweet. May they stay this beautiful inside and out, and become courageous and kind people 💕

On to the ALCS!

Way to go Astros!! On to the ALCS! The last time I was cheering at the Minute Maid Park, they still had the giant Mickey Mouse in orange Astros jersey outside of the squeeze play area.

According to my super fan friend @jathree, each MLB team has a Mickey Mouse statue gifted by the Los Angeles Angels when they hosted the All-Star game. The original Mickey to Houston Astros was actually wearing the red and white jersey, before it was painted orange later on when they got the new uniform color scheme.

Thanks Joe for the fun MLB Mickey Mouse facts! ⚾️ #letsgostros


My love for Mulan

I don’t know how many Disney Princesses are based on real historical figures, but I know Mulan is. I could recite the Ballad of Mulan, the longest poem I ever memorized, in Chinese since I was 6 years old. Thanks dad for teaching me every challenging word and line with such patience. 📚 I still know it really well to this day and have even performed it at a college event. I grew up hearing and learning about the heroic story of Mulan, which makes it very personal to me.
For that reason Mulan will always be my favorite princess, but I also look up to and love many of the other princesses like Belle and Rapunzel. Is there a Disney princess who you relate to or mean something personal to you?

National Daughters Day and much much more?!

I finally got around to my phone late last night, and realized I missed a National Daughters Day which I had not heard of. Oh well there seems to be a National day for literally everything 😆 Honestly though if you have a daughter or a stepdaughter or are a daughter yourself, isn’t everyday National Daughters Day? But I get it, there is so much to be celebrated about in our chaotically beautiful world, and these days help to shift our focus slightly to celebrate the little things or big relationships in our lives. 🎉

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Strong is the New Sexy

Remember that scene from Mean Girls where the plastics and Cady were in front of the mirror being unnecessarily self critical of their physical features? We’ve all done it, and that mindset robs the joy out of our actually pretty awesome lives! This “perfect” picture of me and my friend in Barre was the 6th and only picture taken that angled us in a way to make us look taller and thinner than we actually are, because I wished to have longer legs all of my life but have to accept the fact that I’m shorter than everyone in my family (including both parents) and will forever be 5’2”. My 1st grader is already a stronger believer than her mama, reminding me that God made us PERFECT the way we are ❤️

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